The Kellys and the O'Kellys.London: Chapman & Hall, 1859 Stock Code: 79601
First reprint of Trollope's second novel, and the earliest obtainable edition (the first edition, in three volumes in 1848, being placed fourth by Sadleir in his list of comparative scarcities). With the Ingram family armorial bookplate which is likely to denote the ownership of John Henry Ingram (1842-1916), a literary critic, and the biographer and editor of the works of Edgar Allen Poe, about whom Ingram and Trollope shared a correspondence.
Octavo. Original linen cloth printed in black and red, complete with the 32-page publisher's catalogue at the rear.
Spine darkened, covers generally rubbed, tanned and mottled, dampstain to rear cover, some loss to cloth at spine ends, joints and hinges a little frayed but holding fine, faded titles restored by hand in black ink to spine.
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